Minty gets noticed? · 8:12pm
Since I posted this long-overdue update to A Very Minty Summer Sun Celebration, it's been interesting to see the response. It was the first time ever that one of my stories has hit the featured box (albeit briefly). It has picked up 36 faves, over the course of yesterday and today. It picked up quite a few up-votes too. Sadly, it also got its first ever down-vote in the year-or-more since I began it. I guess it's true that you can't please everyone.
FIMFiction was much smaller and had much less traffic when I launched my first couple of stories, of which Minty was one. (The site software has also improved a great deal!) I'm amazed by the views and votes that some stories pick up on their first day now. It's also become clear that getting featured on EQD is no longer the best way to get attention, although I'm sure I'll eventually try submitting to them again. FIMFiction is a world of its own now, with its own rules for success. One of those rules seems to be: Post often!
Obviously, that's not something I've been good at. I'm working on it, though. I'm going to strive for shorter chapters, with less agonizing over every detail, perhaps a bit less polish, but with an eye towards keeping the momentum going, both for me as the writer and for you the readers. I'm not making promises, but it's an experiment. We'll see what happens.